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Saskatoon professional development conference apparently bedbugged

August 11, 2007

The Star-Phoenix reports today that one attender of a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan professional conference, held at the Hilton Garden Inn, claims to have found bed bugs, and bed bug feces in her hotel bed. Two others had serious bites. But nothing here is conclusive as far as the hotel is concerned. A teacher (Sonya Johnstone) who […]

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How to avoid bringing bed bugs home when you travel, kill bed bugs in luggage

August 5, 2007

If you think you have been exposed to bed bugs, don’t panic. What you do after discovering you and your luggage may have been exposed can make a big difference as to whether you take the bugs home. It’s worth proceeding carefully and cautiously since avoiding an infestation can save you thousands of dollars and […]

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And another ray of hope from Vancouver’s VANDU

July 15, 2007

Vancouver’s Radio CKNW (AM980) reports on their website Saturday: Advocacy group fights bed bug outbreak VANCOUVER – Community advocacy group the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users VANDU is trying to fight a massive outbreak of bedbugs in that city’s Downtown Eastside by gutting infested rooms. The group’s Anne Livingston says residents have had six […]

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Vancouver Downtown Eastside Residents ask politicians to swap homes with them

July 7, 2007

Chantal Eustace of the Vancouver Sun reported Friday that VANCOUVER – City councillors aren’t jumping at a chance to swap their homes with a group of women living in poverty in the squalid Downtown Eastside. Eight of 10 city councillors who reflected on an eight-week housing challenge put forth by the Power of Women Group […]

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